What does Acknowledgment mean?

Definitions for Acknowledgment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Acknowledgment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgement(noun)

    the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

    "the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"; "she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"

  2. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation(noun)

    a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

    "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

  3. acknowledgment, acknowledgement(noun)

    a statement acknowledging something or someone

    "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"


  1. acknowledgment(Noun)

    The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.

  2. acknowledgment(Noun)

    The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.

  3. acknowledgment(Noun)

    An award or other expression or token of appreciation.

  4. acknowledgment(Noun)

    An owning with gratitude of a benefit or an obligation (as in "acknowledgment" of a favor).

  5. acknowledgment(Noun)

    A message from the addressee informing the originator that the originator's communication has been received and understood, as a wedding invitation's acknowledgment.

  6. acknowledgment(Noun)

    A response (ACK) sent by a receiver to indicate successful receipt of a transmission.

    See Wikipedia article on transmission

  7. acknowledgment(Noun)

    An owning as genuine or valid; an avowing or admission in legal form (as in "acknowledgment of a deed").

  8. acknowledgment(Noun)

    A formal statement or document recognizing the fulfillment or execution of a legal requirement or procedure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acknowledgment(noun)

    the act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession

  2. Acknowledgment(noun)

    the act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness

  3. Acknowledgment(noun)

    the owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks

  4. Acknowledgment(noun)

    something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc

  5. Acknowledgment(noun)

    a declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity; as, the acknowledgment of a deed before a proper officer. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration


  1. Acknowledgment

    In the creative arts and scientific literature, an acknowledgment is an expression of gratitude for assistance in creating an original work. Receiving credit by way of acknowledgment rather than authorship indicates that the person or organization did not have a direct hand in producing the work in question, but may have contributed funding, criticism, or encouragement to the author. Various schemes exist for classifying acknowledgments; Cronin et. al give the following six categories: ⁕moral support ⁕financial support ⁕editorial support ⁕presentational support ⁕instrumental/technical support ⁕conceptual support, or peer interactive communication Apart from citation, which is not usually considered to be an acknowledgment, acknowledgment of conceptual support is widely considered to be the most important for identifying intellectual debt. Some acknowledgments of financial support, on the other hand, may simply be legal formalities imposed by the granting institution. There have been some attempts to extract bibliometric indices from the acknowledgments section of research papers in order to evaluate the impact of the acknowledged individuals, sponsors and funding agencies.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Acknowledgment in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Acknowledgment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Author Unknown:

    Acknowledgment - If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.

  2. John Auwaerter:

    There was this widespread acknowledgment that the condition was dishonoring to the veterans. This is an effort to rehonor those people.

  3. Peter Blenkiron:

    We just want an acknowledgment, if Pell said 'what we did was wrong and it will never happen again', I would be the first to shake his hand.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    It's an acknowledgment that we're going to come as close as we can during her presidential campaign to following the rules we followed when she became secretary of State.

  5. Roy Moore:

    We started to forget God and where our strength came from, we have forgotten that faith upon which we are founded. My opposition has always been about my acknowledgment of God.

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